rob and eric

Our Approach

Rob Arnold

Rob is the head distiller at Firestone & Robertson Distillery, makers of TX whiskey.  He is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and a third-generation member of the whiskey industry.

Our Story

Eric Simanek

Eric is a chemistry professor at Texas Christian University.  He grew up in central Illinois in fields of corn destined for feed, flour or ethanol.

Meet the Books

Sure,  there is just one book now, but who knows what the future will hold?  Some insights into what we're considering.

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Shots of Knowledge

Our first book!

A collection of 58 independent essays covering the science and engineering of whiskey.


Hardwoods We Love

Tales of the Trees Less Taken

Don't hold your breath.  The prospectus has been torpedoed.


Don't Go Changing

Royalty Calculations for Academics

Blessed are we to be able to do what we love to do.